A Widow For One Year (Paperback)
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A Widow For One Year (Paperback)

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Paperback 656 Pages
Published: 01/06/1999
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'One night when she was four and sleeping in the bottom bunk of her bunk bed, Ruth Cole awoke to the sound of lovemaking - it was coming from her parents' bedroom.'

This is the story of Ruth Cole. It is told in three parts: on Long Island, in the summer of 1958, when she is only four; in 1990, when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career; and in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She's also about to fall in love for the first time...

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552997966
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 48 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Wickedly knowing, mischievously post-modern and magical realist along the lines of Gunter Grass, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Robertson Davies - Time Out

Gripping, full of horror and humour - Literary Review

A compelling chronicle of love and loss... His most intricate and fully imagined novel - San Francisco Chronicle

Irving's storytelling has never been better - New York Times

His best since Garp - Time

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